Below are pictures of the qipao I put together.
I learned a lot in this project. One of my biggest takeaways is learning how to add a zipper to the collar. I also learned how to put together the pieces to make the qipao (especially the front pieces). I think the collar and the bias tape going downwards on the front was the greatest success. I made the mistake of ironing over the back on the right side to make the fabric look nicer. This is because the fabric is really thin and ironing the zipper left a mark on the right side.
Next project ideas:
- making a qipao with ruffle sleeves and ruffles on the bottom
- making a qipao style dress that is flowy on the bottom
- making a top that is qipao style that has a lower collar
I remade the extended straight facing and the separate facing samples. I attached the pictures below:
Before I was trying to make sleeves that don’t wrap around the entire arm. However, there was always extra fabric at the end of the sleeves. I decided to adjust the slopers so that the sleeves would wrap around (like in this picture). I also tested out how I would do the blind hem stitch.
The next step is to fit the garment again and take note of small details that I would take into account when sewing the final garment. I will then use a marker to draw over all the final stitches so that when I take the mock-up apart, I would know which lines to follow.
After putting the front and the back of the garment together, the waist area looks a little big and the bottom is too tight. After class, I made a few adjustments to the garment so that it fits better. I also made and attached the sleeves. The sleeves look a little weird and a little bigger than I wanted. I will be working on adjusting the sleeves so that it fits better. After doing so, I will be cutting the garment apart and tracing it for the final measurements.
I was also able to purchase black bias tape in case the ribbon is too hard to work with.
Below are images of my samples:
Below are my 1/4 sloper patterns
Below are my full scale sloper patterns
This is a qipao found on Aliexpress.
For the full garment, I would like to recreate a qipao similar to the one in this image with the fabric in the image on the right.
Below are my corrected paper patterns: